Board games – my favourite pastime

There is something I’m very happy to admit: I’m a gamer, a board gamer. Once a fortnight I meet about ten other people and play board games. We always have a collection of new games and classics. Some I might have played before, most of them are new to me. And I really enjoy it! […]

Canning food

By no means am I an expert when it comes to preserving food. I want to learn, but so far I haven’t tried most of the techniques available. So I thought instead of me just reading up on it and trying it some time I’d share the results of my research and my journey. Maybe […]

Face and body scrubs – homemade

I often talk about my passion for homemade skin care. I give workshops and I tell whoever is interested what I use on my skin. Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more people also ask me about face and body scrubs. I’m not sure why that is but I thought I’d seize the opportunity and […]

How to make eco food wraps

Eco food wraps are a reusable, eco-friendly, and plastic-free alternative to glad wrap (a.k.a. cling wrap). They can be used for almost anything in your kitchen you would use plastic wrap for fruit and veggies, leftovers, bread, sandwiches, even cooked meat – you name it. And it’s just plain fun to wrap food in them.  The best […]

Coconut oil

Coconut oil as a skin care product is probably one of those oils you have heard about and maybe used. For my part, I was told to use it on my newborn daughter exclusively to treat nappy rash. It didn’t work as promised but coconut oil still remains one of the most affordable and available […]

Building a house – brainstorming insulation

The temperature is dropping here in Australia, we’re heading into winter. And, as in previous years, I’m getting upset by the day. You know why? It’s cold!!! I have lived in countries that have much lower winter temperatures than Australia yet I feel much colder here. It’s not a perception issue, it’s an issue of […]

General additives

I regularly give workshops on homemade face creams where I talk about additives, among many other things. These additives are specific to face creams but can be added to any homemade skin care product. They are generally easy to buy and they do not require any special equipment or extra attention. The only word of […]

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